Belo Monte Google Earth Tour Download
International Rivers has partnered with Amazon Watch and actors Sigourney Weaver and Dira Paes to produce a new Google Earth tour and video called Ã¢Defending the Rivers of the Amazon.Ã¢ The actors take us on a journey through the Xingu Basin to reveal what would be lost if the Belo Monte Dam were built.
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The tour illustrates the impacts of diverting the mighty Xingu River, such as reducing access to water along a 100-km stretch called the "Big Bend," where two indigenous tribes have lived for generations. It animates the flooding associated with the dam, impacts on the regionÃ¢s spectacular biodiversity, and maps over 60 Brazilian dams that form a part of the more than 140 large dams planned for the entire Amazon Basin in the future.